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Dvd-r/w For My Trs-80 Model 100


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#1 Dave

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Posted 17 April 2003 - 10:21 PM

I really need a DVD-RW drive to backup the critical files on my TRS-80 model 100 computer. Anyone know where I plug it in at? You would not believe how tough it was to install that color LCD. This would be the perfect platform to play and record DVD movies.

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Posted 17 April 2003 - 10:26 PM

Check out the cool Duke-Nukem mouse pad - the only useful piece of hardware in this picture. I do own this computer for historical value. And the nifty image on the screen proves that I own it, right? I should replace the flying toasters with flying TCH logos. What fun!

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Posted 17 April 2003 - 10:36 PM

wo3d :blink:

I've never heard of a TRS-80 model 100 computer. That is Nuts!

I am also surprized that your old mac still runs! Amazing :D

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Posted 17 April 2003 - 10:46 PM

Ok, this is for real now. No tampering with images and such. I promise that everything eminating from a CRT or LCD is produced by that given CRT or LCD respectively.

Here is my humble workstation. Two BIG monitors are nice for video editing. All I need now is a burner to clear up space on my limited hard drives and to distribute videos to people in DVD format. And the money I save by winning the burner will go towards a bigger desk. The giant 21" and 19" monitors have already cracked the wood on my desk.

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Lets take a tour of all things LCD and CRT. First we have a Samsung PDA phone. The image here is real. I saw another pda phone in another post. That one was modified in Photoshop. This is the real thing complete with the required web page loaded in the Palm Blazer browser.

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Next we scroll over to the camcorder. If you tweak with it right through software, you can use the screen as an additional monitor. Resolution isn't that great though.

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And finally we have the TV showing the contents of the camcorder. Image quality is starting to fall apart at the end of that long chain of imaging devices.

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Just in case you couldn't make out what was on the other screen, here is a close-up. I should get points for the trouble I went through to etch all those rocks... in Photoshop of course.

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(not included: My laptop is at work, so I couldn't get a picture of it. And the LCD on my digital camera is tough to get a picture of for obvious reasons)

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Posted 18 April 2003 - 01:24 AM

Cool! I did not know you could add color to the 100
I remember our newsmen using this.
The first practical portable computer.
I still have my Apple II, but haven't turned on in years. :blink:

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Posted 18 April 2003 - 06:05 PM

Um, the TRS-80 doesn't do color. It just does a half dozen lines of b&w text. The TRS-80 and the Mac weren't real screen images. I used Photoshop.

Is anyone getting the joke about the rocks? TCH Rocks :D Don't think too hard about it...




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